Wednesday, May 28, 2008

A Change of Season - A spring evening run

I realize I obsess a lot about the weather, but when you live in a place like Banff you live and breath the cycles that are seasons. I love it! As much as we have to deal with the weather and complain about the weather, I couldn't live in a place where there weren't seasons. The change of season is one of my favorite things!

The change of season is something that makes me feel quite euphoric. I'm not sure why that is, but I think there is a sense of change in the air and in nature that is exciting. You anticipate the change. You can smell it, feel it, see it and taste it. I love observing the changes in nature and my environment when I run. I think I notice the change of season a lot more than most people, only because I spend so much time outside running on the trails.

In Banff, the change can also be abrupt! One day it is winter and the next day, it is spring.

Tonight, I went for a one hour run and took my camera. Spring was in the air. There were lots of people out enjoying their evening, walking, playing, embracing the change of season! It was so good to see.

People and their Doggies

The river is WAY up!!

The forest smelled really good...moist.
Banff and the Banff Girl

Evening Sun

Views, views and more views

Surprise Corner Viewpoint

You know you live in a tourist town when.......

VERY Canadian.

Home Sweet Home!


CoyoteGirl said...

Gorgeous pictures Leslie! You are so lucky to live and such a beautiful place.

BTW - How are the bears doing about now? Have you seen any yet this year? Do you carry anything to protect yourself from them?

Leslie said...

Yep, I sure am. The bears are out in full force with snow much snow up high, there have been lots of sightings out and around town. I have only seen one so far and it was from the car! That's the way I like it!!

Backofpack said...

It looks absolutely gorgeous. Wow!

Dave - Atlanta Trails said...

Wow - those pictures are gorgeous....after reading your blog all winter, it's strange to me to see these dry trails on your site :)

Leslie said...

Yay for dry trails....such an exciting time of year! No doubt there will be stories of post-holing through crotch deep snow in June. When I think of June, I think of post-holing....hee-hee, I can't wait!

Meghan said...

Oh so beautiful Leslie! Wowowowowow. My jaw is on the desk right now. Seriously, you live in a spectacular place.


Journey to a Centum said...

Zowwie! That shot of the ridgeline with the steel railing in front is amazing. Two more months... must hang on... don't go stir crazy... maintain...

Can't wait to get up your way and take in all the veiws! Heck Meghan is envious and she lives in Yellowstone!

Thanks for sharing your run with us!

Laura H said...

So nice! You are so so lucky! I would be swallowing so many bugs cuz my jaw would be hanging open from all the views.